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  Talent, Jim
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJim Talent
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Chesterfield, Missouri , United States
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Born October 18, 1956 (62 years)
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Jul 18, 2015 03:04pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoJames Matthes Talent

Congressman Jim Talent was born and raised in Des Peres, Missouri. He graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1973 and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the Arnold J. Lien Prize as the most outstanding undergraduate in political science. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1981 and clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals from 1982 through 1983.

Congressman Talent has fought for Missourians from all walks of life for more than 16 years. In 1984, at the age of 28, Congressman Talent was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, where he served for eight years and succeeded in passing numerous pieces of legislation, Tilted Picture: Talent 023including legislative efforts to build roads, toughen drug laws, secure taxpayer rights and reduce taxes. At the age of 32, Congressman Talent was unanimously chosen by his colleagues as the Minority leader, the highest ranking Republican leadership position in the Missouri House. He served in that capacity until 1992 when he was elected to Congress from Missouri?s Second District.

Congressman Talent served in the U.S. Congress for eight years and as Assistant Majority Leader under Congressman Dick Armey (R-Texas).


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/12/2006-11/12/2006 Survey USA 37.00% ( 11.0) 60.00% ( 16.0) 3.00% ( 5.0)
10/23/2006-10/26/2006 Research 2000 47.00% ( 2.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
08/28/2006-08/31/2006 Research 2000 49.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 5.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 4.0)
05/12/2006-05/14/2006 Survey USA 43.00% ( 5.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 4.0)
04/07/2006-04/09/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 5.0)
01/16/2006-01/18/2006 Research 2000 49.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
08/12/2005-08/14/2005 Survey USA 48.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 48.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 06, 2006 05:00pm Audio YouTube O' The Day: Talent Admits Amnesty Can't Be Called Amnesty  Article Servo 
May 02, 2006 06:10pm Endorsement Talent opposes stem-cell measure  Article RP 
Jan 24, 2005 12:00am News Proposed legislation aimed at stopping meth  Article None Entered 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/07/2006 MO US Senate Lost 47.31% (-2.27%)
  08/08/2006 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 88.89% (+84.84%)
  01/04/2003 Armed Services Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO US Senate - Special Election Won 49.80% (+1.13%)
  08/06/2002 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 89.58% (+85.39%)
  11/07/2000 MO Governor Lost 48.21% (-0.91%)
  08/08/2000 MO Governor- R Primary Won 84.49% (+74.89%)
  11/03/1998 MO District 2 Won 70.02% (+41.69%)
  08/04/1998 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 90.02% (+80.05%)
  11/05/1996 MO District 2 Won 61.32% (+24.24%)
  11/08/1994 MO District 2 Won 67.26% (+36.65%)
  11/03/1992 MO District 2 Won 50.44% (+2.84%)
  08/04/1992 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 58.12% (+26.36%)
  11/06/1990 MO State House 092 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/11/1988 MO House Minority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 MO State House 092 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 MO State House 092 Won 77.61% (+55.21%)
  11/06/1984 MO State House 092 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/27/2017 US Secretary of Commerce Lost 0.00% (-72.73%)
  01/20/2017 US Secretary of Defense Lost 0.00% (-98.99%)
  08/07/2012 MO Governor - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-59.86%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MO US President - R Primary - Mar 15, 2016 R Scott Walker
MO US President - R Primary - Feb 07, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
MO US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Roy Blunt
KS US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Jerry Moran
MO State House 088 - R Primary - Aug 05, 2008 R Shamed Dogan
MO US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mitt Romney
Constitutional Amendment 2 - Stem Cell Initiative - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.